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Capital Markets & Sponsor Finance Summer Analyst

Location Boston, Massachusetts Job ID/ Req. Number196783 Category Commercial Banking Full/Part Time F Shift 1st Shift


Citizens Bank is seeking current college juniors to join the execution team within its Capital Markets & Sponsor Finance Group (“Capital Markets”). Through the 12-week program, Summer Analysts within Capital Markets will work closely with the team’s junior and senior professionals in originating, structuring and executing leverage finance transactions, primarily within the U.S. middle market.

Summer Analysts’ responsibilities will require significant and regular transaction involvement, from origination through closing, as well as the ability to work on multiple projects and transactions concurrently. Summer Analysts within the Capital Markets group play a critical role on their deal teams and interact directly with Managing Directors and other senior management members, other groups within Citizens Bank, client senior management teams, private equity investment teams, and legal counsel. Summer Analysts will work across a number of different industries and support the acquisition, leveraged buyout, dividend recapitalization, restructuring, and refinancing activity generated by the firm’s corporate and private equity (“Sponsor”) clients.

Key Tasks & Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting junior and senior team members within Debt Capital Markets / Leveraged Finance, Corporate Finance Industry Coverage, and Sponsor Coverage in the execution of leverage finance transactions

  • Playing a key leadership role throughout the transaction execution process

  • Preparing detailed investor marketing materials, including CIMs and lender presentations

  • Conducting accounting, business, and legal due diligence for both credit approval and underwriting approval processes

  • Performing extensive projection modeling for a variety of transaction scenarios, leveraging diligence findings to develop additional modeling scenarios, and presenting findings for internal approval teams

  • Working with the sales distribution team to develop syndication strategies and answering lender / investor due diligence questions during syndication

  • Working with legal counsel and clients / Sponsors to draft and negotiate all legal documentation

  • Organizing Ratings Agency Meetings, Lender Meetings, and Investor Roadshows for private and public debt offerings

  • Coordinating with senior bankers to provide indicative transaction structure and pricing guidance based on financial projection model and comparable transaction analysis

  • Supporting junior and senior team members in developing new business ideas, pitch strategies, or transaction financing scenarios to help the firm’s corporate and sponsor clients with achieving their financial and strategic objectives

This position offers an excellent opportunity to join a high performing, rapidly growing, and entrepreneurial team within one of the largest regional banks in the country. Citizens Bank has market leading positions in middle market corporate and Sponsor-backed transactions. Through this experience, Summer Analysts will gain insight into the issues and considerations for management teams, Sponsors, and shareholders at growing middle market companies; as well as gain exposure to strategic financial decision making at the highest management levels. Analysts will also develop direct working relationships with current and prospective clients, investment professionals at credit funds, professionals at other banks, and private equity firms. Depending on the Summer Analyst’s performance and the Group’s hiring needs, the Summer Analyst may receive an offer to join the Capital Markets Group for a full-time analyst position.


General position requirements include:

  • Ability to function as part of a flat organization, manage several projects at once, and work effectively both independently and as part of multiple teams
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to express ideas in a persuasive, organized, and articulate manner
  • Demonstrated aptitude or willingness to master financial statement analysis, financial modeling, and company / industry analysis
  • Self-starting team player who can think strategically and excel in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, and challenging work environment
  • High degree of maturity and integrity with a positive and hardworking attitude
  • Excellent attention to detail

Background qualifications include:

  • Please note that U.S. Immigration sponsorship or work visa is not available for this position and candidates must have permanent authorization to work in the U.S.
  • Undergraduate candidates with a strong academic record and expected graduation date between December 2020 and June 2021. All majors / concentrations considered.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.2 preferred
  • Prior financial services internship experience preferred, but not required
Hours and Work Schedule
Hours per Week:  40
Work Schedule:  Monday - Friday

Why Work for Us

At Citizens, you'll find a customer-centric culture built around helping our customers and giving back to our local communities. When you join our team, you are part of a supportive and collaborative workforce, with access to training and tools to accelerate your potential and maximize your career growth.

Equal Employment Opportunity

It is the policy of Citizens Bank to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all colleagues and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy/childbirth, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability or perceived disability, genetic information, citizenship, veteran or military status, marital or domestic partner status, or any other category protected by federal, state and/or local laws.

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